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Katherine Russell, widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, stands during a hearing in district court Jan. 9, 2014, in Wrentham. (WCVB-TV, Pool/AP)
Katherine Russell, widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, stands during a hearing in district court Jan. 9, 2014, in Wrentham. (WCVB-TV, Pool/AP)
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At the Moakley courthouse in South Boston, jurors heard about Tamerlan Tsarnaev's relationship with his wife, his father's various health problems, and also about Chechen history and culture.

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Jack Lepiarz, WBUR reporter. He tweets @Lepiarz.

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WBUR: Tsarnaev’s Lawyer Points To Family Dysfunction

  • Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s father was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, claiming he was tortured in a Russian camp during the Russian-Chechen war in the 1990s, a psychiatrist testified Tuesday."

This segment aired on May 5, 2015.

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